Zelensky: Ukraine does not want NATO membership

Ukraine does not want NATO membership

Ukraine will no longer be a member of NATO, according to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. They also stated that they were willing to ‘compromise’ on the status of two separate pro-Russian regions (Donetsk and Luhansk), which President Vladimir Putin declared independent on February 24, just before the attack began, and were recognised. These are the same issues that are thought to be at the heart of Russia’s conflict with Ukraine. He has made this decision in order to appease Russia.

According to reports, NATO is not ready to accept Ukraine, according to Zelensky. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is wary of controversial issues and a confrontation with Russia. In response to a question about NATO membership, Zelensky stated that he does not want to be the president of a country that is begging for something.

NATO is seen as a threat by Russia

Russia has stated that it does not want Ukraine to join NATO. Russia views NATO expansion as a threat, as it does not want these new Western allies’ forces stationed near its borders.

There are two areas where there are signs of agreement.

Putin declared Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine independent just days before shocking the world by ordering an attack on Ukraine. Putin now wants Ukraine to recognise him as a sovereign state. In this regard, Zelensky stated that he is open to discussions.